Information and Referral

CENTRAL COAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CCCIL)
1350 41st Avenue, Suite 101
Capitola 95010-3906
462-8720 (voice)
462-8729 (TDD)
www.cccil.org
Information and referral, advocacy, benefits counseling, housing assistance, peer support, personal assistance services, independent living skills training. Traumatic brain injury program. Tri-lingual: English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

DAVENPORT RESOURCE SERVICE CENTER
El Centro de Recursos y Servicios de Davenport
150 Church Street
P.O. Box 97
Davenport 95017
425-8115
www.cabinc.org
Information and referral, limited home visits, Grey Bears food bags, volunteer training, limited transportation. Assistance with taxes and medical clinics. Bi-lingual staff.

ELDERCARE LOCATOR
1-800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
A nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local support services for aging Americans.

FOOD STAMPS (CAL FRESH) MEDI-CAL
Human Services Department
1020 Emeline Avenue, Bldg.B
Santa Cruz
454-4165
18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville
763-8700  
Food Stamps (Cal Fresh)
Program for low income qualified people to purchase food. Apply by phone at 1-888-421-8080 or on-line at www.benefitscalwin.org
Medi-Cal
Pays for limited medical and dental services for low-income families, individuals, and children (including persons aged 65+, blind or disabled who meet eligibility requirements). Apply by phone at 1-888-421-8080 or on-line at www.mybenefitscalwin.org
 
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Medi-cal Benefits Call Center: 1-888-421-8080
www.santacruzhumanservices.org/
Also see separate directory entries for:
Adult Protective Services: 454-4101
Cal Fresh: 1-888-421-8080
In-Home Support Services: 454-4101
IHSS Public Authority: 454-4030
Veterans Services Office: 454-7276
Workforce Investment Board
 

LA MANZANA COMMUNITY RESOURCES<
521 Main Street, Suite Y
Watsonville   95076
724-2997
www.comunitybridges.org/manzana.html
Information, referral, advocacy, translation for low-income migrant community of Pajaro Valley. A program of Community Bridges. No fees.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERAL INFORMATION
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz 95060
454-2000
 

SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
427-7707 System-wide telephone reference
427-7713 Telephone reference (at main library)
427-7700 ex:7615 Book Buddies
www.santacruzpl.org
Homepage has links to library holdings and Community Information Database, a public library database for local services and agencies.

SENIOR NETWORK SERVICES
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
462-1433
114 E. 5th Street
Watsonville 95076
728-1751
www.seniornetworkservices.org
A community resource agency linking senior citizens with services. Specialists are available to discuss and coordinate resources, provide benefits counseling, case management and advocacy. Home visits may be arranged. Offers the following programs:
Information and Assistance: 462-1433, 728-1751
Case Management:
462-1433
Family Caregiver Support Program:
462-1433
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): 462-5510
Housing: 462-6788
Money Management: 462-1433
Registry Program
   Home Help: 462-0880
   Respite Care: 462-0880

UNITED WAY OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106
Capitola 95010
479-5466
www.unitedwayssc.org
Coordinates extensive community fundraising used to support local social service agencies.